Counter-irritant; used principally as an external application.
I was low last week, and read the Church papers by way of a counter-irritant.
It itched, and she scratched it hard, for the pain served as a kind of counter-irritant.
He was such a counter-irritant, such a stimulant; such a flavor he gave to life.
So he hurried up the street for a counter-irritant, while the mood ...